Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Mobile today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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